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An autobiography of John Muir

Author: John Muir; Stephen Brennan
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biographer Steven J. Holmes once wrote that John Muir was one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity. In his lifetime, the engineer, author, biologist, and activist worked alongside powerful men such as President Theodore Roosevelt, railroad executive E.H. Harriman, and conservationist Gifford Pinchot. Muir was responsible for the creation of the Sierra Club and he played an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir; John Muir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Muir; Stephen Brennan
ISBN: 9781628737677 1628737670
OCLC Number: 880140085
Description: xvi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: From The story of my boyhood and youth --
Part two: From My first summer in the Sierra --
Part three: Stickeen.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Stephen Brennan.

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Biographer Steven J. Holmes once wrote that John Muir was one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity. In his lifetime, the engineer, author, biologist, and activist worked alongside powerful men such as President Theodore Roosevelt, railroad executive E.H. Harriman, and conservationist Gifford Pinchot. Muir was responsible for the creation of the Sierra Club and he played an important role in preserving the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. During his lifetime, Muir published six different volumes of nature and personal writing. After his death in 1914, four more volumes were discovered and released. In An Autobiography of John Muir, editor Stephen Brennan brings to light the many accomplishments of Muir's life through the naturalist's own nonfiction works, including The Story of My Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra. Through the essays featured in this book, readers will learn of Muir's childhood, which was split between Scotland and a farm in Wisconsin. They will travel the world with him, from the High Mountains to the Mono Trail, the Bloody Canyon, Yosemite, and everywhere in between.

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